Dance Academy

Dance academy offers the Dance and Choreography higher education programme and enables students to acquire education according to the first Bologna cycle. The programme is particularly intended for active dancers who want to be professionally active in dance, choreography, and in dance education.

Dance academy is the first institution in Slovenia that offers valid first Bologna cycle education in modern dance, jazz dance, standard and Latin dance, and social dance. The programme is active and creative. It is performed separately, according to dance orientation with joint classes of theoretical and non-specific subjects. Professors are esteemed and established dance creators and teachers. The diploma, acquired at the Dance Academy, enables a rich dance career for dancers along with competences for successful work in dance after dance career, as choreographers and teachers. The acquired diploma also enables further studies by entering Master's studies in artistic and other programmes home and abroad.

Courses

Curriculum – 1st year – Semester I

  Course ECTS
semester I.
1 Physical Preparation I 3
2 Psychology of Learning 4
3 Preventive Dance Medicine 6
4 Music Basics I. 3
Total 16

MODULES

  MODULE: CONTEMPORARY DANCE ECTS
1
Contemporary Dance Techniques I
4
2
Composition and Creative-Research Process I
6
3 Ballet I. 4
Total 14
  MODULE: COMPETITIVE  - BALLROOM and LATIN DANCE ECTS
1 Basic Technique and Movement Mechanics in Ballroom Dancing 5
2 Basic Technique and Movement Mechanics in Latin Dancing 5
3 Balet I. 4
Total 14
  MODULE: SOCIAL DANCE ECTS
1 Group Dances 3
2 Partner Dances I 7
3 Ballet I. 4
Total 14
  MODULE: JAZZ DANCE ECTS
1 Jazz Dance Technique I 4
2 Modern Dance Technique I 3
3 Horton Dance Technique I 3
4 Ballet I. 4
Total 14
  MODULE: BALLET ECTS
1 Methodology and practice of classical ballet I.  7
2 Propedeutics – Introduction into Learning and Teaching in Dance 4
3 Historical dances I 3
Total 14

Curriculum – 1st year – Semester II

  Course ECTS
SEMESTER II
1 Selected Topics of Pedagogy and Didactics I 4
2 Physiology 3
3 Basics of Choreology 3
4 Information Technology 3
5 Acting I 4
Total 17

MODULES

  MODULE: CONTEMPORARY DANCE ECTS
1
Contemporary Dance Techniques II
7
2 Composition and Creative-Research Process II 6
tOTAL 13
  MODULE: COMPETITIVE  - BALLROOM and LATIN DANCE ECTS
1 Basic Dance Figures in Ballroom Dancing 6
2 Basic Dance Figures in Latin Dancing 7
Total 13
  MODULE: SOCIAL DANCE ECTS
1 Dance Games 7
2 Solo Dances 6
Total 13
  MODULE: JAZZ DANCE ECTS
1 Street Dance Genres 4
2 Hip Hop Culture 3
3 Horton Dance Technique II 3
4 Jazz Dance Technique II 3
Total 13
  MODULE: BALLET ECTS
1 Methodology and practice of classical ballet II. 6
2 Safe practice of the Vaganova methodology 4
3 Historical dances II. 3
Total 13

Curriculum – 2nd year – Semester III

  Course ECTS
SEMESTER III
1 Acting II 3
2 Stage Technology Basics 3
3 Music Basics II 3
5 Physical Preparation II 3
Total 12

MODULES

  MODULE: CONTEMPORARY DANCE ECTS
1 Contemporary Dance Techniques III 6
2 Composition and Creative-Research Process III 5
3 Improvisation I 3
4 Ballet II. 4
Total 18
  MODULE: COMPETITIVE  - BALLROOM and LATIN DANCE ECTS
1 Variations and Lines in Ballroom Dancing I 4
2 Variations and Lines in Latin Dancing I 4
3 Partnering in Ballroom Dances 6
4 Ballet II. 4
Total 18
  MODULE: SOCIAL DANCE ECTS
1 Solo Dance Choreography 7
2 Partner Dance Choreography 7
3 Ballet II. 4
Total 18
  MODULE: JAZZ DANCE ECTS
1 Modern Dance Technique II 3
2 Modern Jazz I 3
3 Technique, Terminology and Dance Notation in Jazz Dance 5
4 Horton Dance Technique II 3
5 Ballet II.  4
Total 18
  MODULE: BALLET ECTS
1 Methodology and practice of classical ballet III. 6
2 Dance, Art and Aesthetics 4
3 Character Dances I. 4
4 Repertoire I. 4
Total 18

Curriculum – 2nd year – Semester IV

  Course ECTS
SEMESTER IV
1 Dance Theater 3
2 Selected Topics of Pedagogy and Didactics II 3
3 History of Dance I 3
Total 9

MODULES

  MODULE: CONTEMPORARY DANCE ECTS
1 Contemporary Dance Techniques IV 5
2 Composition and Creative-Research Process IV 3
3 Improvisation II 3
4 Choreology in Contemporary Dance 5
5 Singing 5
Total 21
  MODULE: COMPETITIVE  - BALLROOM and LATIN DANCE ECTS
1 Variations and Lines in Ballroom Dancing II 3
2 Variation and Lines in Latin Dancing II 3
3 Music Choice and Use 3
4 Ballroom Dance Choreography I 3
5 Latin Dance Choreography I 4
6 Singing 5
Total 21
  MODULE: SOCIAL DANCE ECTS
1 Group Dance Choreography 7
2 Dancing for People with Disabilities 9
3 Singing 5
Total 21
  MODULE: JAZZ DANCE ECTS
1 Jazz Dance Technique IV 4
2 Horton Dance Technique IV 4
3 Partnering in Jazz Dance 4
4 Tap Dance I 4
5 Singing 5
Total 21
  MODULE: BALLET ECTS
1 Methodology and practice of classical ballet IV. 6
2 Art of Dance in Education 4
3 Character Dances II. 4
4 Repertoire II. 4
5 Pas de Deux I. 3
Total 21

Curriculum – 3rd year – Semester V

  Course ECTS
SEMESTER V
1 History of Dance II 3
2 Physical Preparation III 3
Total 6

MODULES

  MODULE: CONTEMPORARY DANCE ECTS
1 Contemporary Dance Techniques V 6
2 Composition and Creative-Research Process V 4
3 Improvisation III 3
4 Ballet III 3
5 Contemporary Dance Teaching Methodology 3
6 Teaching Practice 5
Total 24
  MODULE: COMPETITIVE  - BALLROOM and LATIN DANCE ECTS
1 Partnering in Latin Dances 7
2 Music and Dance Parameters 7
3 Teaching Methodology of Ballroom and Latin Dances 5
4 Teaching Practice 5
Total 24
  MODULE: SOCIAL DANCE ECTS
1 Partner Dances II 9
2 Social Dance Teaching Methodology 10
3 Teaching Practice 5
Total 24
  MODULE: JAZZ DANCE ECTS
1 Theater Jazz I 5
2 Jazz Dance Technique V 4
3 Jazz Dance Improvisation 3
4 Modern Dance Technique III 4
5 Dramaturgy 3
6 Teaching Practice 5
Total 24
  MODULE: BALLET ECTS
1 Methodology and practice of classical ballet V. 5
2 Ballet – Tradition and Contemporarity 4
3 Character Dances III. 4
4 Pas de Deux II. 4
5 Repertoire III. 3
6 Final Project I. 4
Total 24

Curriculum – 3rd year – Semester VI

  Course ECTS
SEMESTER VI
1 Organization and Management in Culture 3
Total 3

MODULES

  MODULE: CONTEMPORARY DANCE ECTS
1 Contemporary Dance Techniques VI 5
2 Improvisation IV 7
3 Composition and Creative-Research Process VI 9
4 Dance Analysis of Contemporary Dance 3
5 Music Basics III 3
Total 27
  MODULE: COMPETITIVE  - BALLROOM and LATIN DANCE ECTS
1 Dance Analysis of Ballroom and Latin Dances 16
2 Ballroom Dance Choreography II 5
3 Latin Dance Choreography II 6
Total 27
  MODULE: SOCIAL DANCE ECTS
1 Hosting Shows and Events 11
2 Dance Novelties 11
3 Diploma Project 5
Total 27
  MODULE: JAZZ DANCE ECTS
1 Theater Jazz II 7
2 Jazz Dance Technique VI 3
3 Tap Dance II 6
4 Horton Dance Technique V 3
5 Modern Jazz II 4
6 Street Dance Choreography 4
Total 27
  MODULE: BALLET ECTS
1 Methodology and practice of classical ballet VI. 6
2 Dance Analysis 3
3 Character Dances IV. 3
4 Repertoire IV. (duet) 3
5 Final Project II. 4
6 Singing Basics III. 3
7 Teaching Practice 5
Total 27

 

Advantages

Study at the Dance Academy is active. The programme is based on dance classes of selected dance orientation (modern dance, jazz dance, standard and Latin dance, and social dance) where dancers are trained in creativity and expressiveness, dance techniques, and understanding and controlling their bodies and space. They also acquire the required professional and practical knowledge for physical preparation of dancers, preventive medicine, physiology, music, ballet, psychology and pedagogy, acting and music, choreology and dance history, organisation and management in culture, and stage, audio, and video technology.

We, at the Dance Academy, wish to provide our students connection with external institutions where student deepen their knowledge and experience, make their professional name, exchange contacts and acquire practical training. The programme emphasises creativity, respect for diversity, consideration of human rights, solidarity and mutual help, humanism and responsible attitude towards work, students, lecturers, experts and general public, as well as social environment.

Employability

Dancer choreographer profession is highly oriented towards self-employment. The student acquires professional and practical knowledge, and the required social networking with dance and educational institutions and individuals. Dancers and choreographers work in theatres, dance groups, studios, institutions, schools, associations, and clubs. Dancers and choreographers also work in educational and healthcare institutions. The profession is mostly dynamic and requires work with a large number of co-creators or students.

  • DURATION: 6 semesters / 3 years
  • CREDITS: 180 ECTS
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  • LOCATION: Slovenia
  • START DATES: October

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